Buttery, flaky goodness– shortbread are some of the most simple, yet completely irresistible cookies on earth. But why stop there? The recipes on this list feature shortbread like you’ve never seen it before. From green tea to bacon, these amazing cookies will leave you drooling and begging for more.

Chai Tea Shortbread

Chai Tea Shortbread

Jane from Little Sugar Snaps creates a from-scratch chai tea mix that is then folded into a buttery shortbread dough. This results in an irresistible shortbread cookie with warm spices that is absolutely amazing. I have no doubt that I could retire to a comfortable couch with a cup a tea and nibble on these all day.

Twix Cookies


That’s right, you can have cookies and candy at the same time. Kathi from Deliciously Yum created these scrumptious shortbread inspired by Twix candy bars. That means layers of chocolate and caramel resting on top of melt in your mouth shortbread. Divine.

Maple Bacon Shortbread Cookies

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You can find bacon in just about any recipe, but these maple-bacon shortbread are truly unique. Anita from Hungry Couple loves the combination of sweet maple and salty bacon, which compliments the flavor of shortbread wonderfully. These would be so tasty with a cup of coffee. I’m sold!

Funfetti Shortbread


Courtney from Fork to Belly knows just how to get the party started. Adding sprinkles to a traditional shortbread dough is an easy way to add pizzazz. The result is a colorful, fun shortbread that still has that buttery, flaky texture we all love.

Matcha Shortbread Cookies


I absolutely love the look of these cookies! Cynthia from Two Red Bowls divided the shortbread dough in half and added green tea powder, then rolled it up for an adorable cookie that tastes just as good as it looks.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars


Jennie from One Sweet Mess shows us that with shortbread, sometimes it’s all about the toppings. She created this decadent shortbread bar topped with moist cheesecake, sweet caramel, and fruity apples. Don’t forget about the crispy texture of the crumble of top. These bars have it all.

Millionaire’s Shortbread Bites


I can definitely see where the name for this shortbread comes from. Jo from Every Nook and Cranny is sure to make you feel like a Millionaire while enjoying this decadent shortbread. She created a cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth texture topped with homemade caramel and dark chocolate with the most beautiful raspberry garnish.

Cranberry Viennese Sandwich Creams


Mandy from Lady and Pups worked on these tantalising cookies over and over until they were just right. The result? Tender, buttery cookies with a tart cranberry filling. These look absolutely perfect. Mandy, your work really payed off.

Black Sesame Shortbread with Hibiscus Glaze


Wow, this is shortbread like I’ve never seen it before! Maryanne from The Little Epicurean used black sesame flour in her shortbread cookies, which yields a lovely dark gray colour. She then tops these little babies off with a bright fuschia hibiscus glaze. Gorgeous!

Manchengo Marcona Almond Shortbread Crackers


Steph and Ang from Cali-Zona showed us that shortbread doesn’t always have to be sweet. You can still enjoy the flaky, buttery texture of shortbread with savory flavors. For this one, Steph and Ang tossed in almonds, Manchengo cheese, and black pepper for the perfect snacking cracker.

So many varieties! Which are you going to try? Share your faves with us on Facebook and Instagram using #cbsshomemade.